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The Spain international and FC Barcelona’s defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets stated that Barcelona cannot blame their 0-0 draw with nine-man Malaga on the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

 

The Spanish champions Barcelona was thwarted by a lack of cutting edge up front and a brilliant performance from visiting side goalkeeper Carlos Kameni as they handed a boost to leaders Real Madrid in LaLiga's title race.

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The Argentine ace Messi and Uruguayan sharpshooters Luis Suarez were unavailable as Carlos Kameni kept the hosts at bay with a string of top-drawer saves on Saturday.

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But the Spanish man Busquets admitted in an interview that, Barcelona cannot blame their 0-0 draw with nine-man Malaga on the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The Spain international and FC Barcelona’s defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets stated that Barcelona cannot blame their 0-0 draw with nine-man Malaga on the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Missing Messi and Suarez not an excuse for Busquets https://t.co/bGfr8aLQxy pic.twitter.com/nbTt9X531e

— Goal UK (@GoalUK) November 19, 2016

 

As Busquets said,

"Messi and Suarez are two of the best and you always miss them, but it's not an excuse. We tried a thousand times and we couldn't score,"

"We wanted to get all three points. They sat back and it was really difficult to beat them.”

"We put a few more crosses into the box in the second half but we're missing a bit of luck at the moment. They wanted to defend, that was their game-plan and we couldn't find a way through.

"We knew they would play with five in defense but they played with everyone behind the ball. We knew they would and we know these kind of games are difficult. We scored goals that were disallowed and we missed out on the points."